Loss of p53 protein strikes a nerve to aid tumour growth

Author: Marco Napoli & Elsa R. FloresDate: 12 FEBRUARY 2020 Tumours often grow entangled among neurons, which makes the cancer difficult to treat. The finding that cancer cells hijack neighbouring neurons to promote tumour growth suggests new therapeutic targets.

17 Effective Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Author: Judith MarcinDate: April 24, 2018 High blood pressure, or hypertension, is called the “silent killer” for good reason. It often has no symptoms, but is a major risk for heart disease and stroke. And these diseases are among the leading causes of death in the United States.

CD8+ T cells in HIV control, cure and prevention

Author: David R. Collins, Gaurav D. Gaiha, Bruce D. Walker Published: 12 February 2020 Abstract HIV infection can be effectively treated by lifelong administration of combination antiretroviral therapy, but an effective vaccine will likely be required to end the HIV epidemic.

What Is Algae Oil, and Why Do People Take It?

When you think of algae, you make picture the greenish film that sometimes develops on ponds and lakes. But you may not know that this marine organism is also cultivated in laboratories for its unique oil, which is packed with omega-3 fatty acids. These fats are linked to many health benefits.

What causes heart disease?

Author: Erin HegerDate: February 11, 2020 There are many different types of heart disease but they all refer to some type of condition that damages your heart. Many heart diseases have similar root causes including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and genetics. This article was reviewed by Purvi Parwani, MD, cardiologist and director of the […]

Cancer growth can be slowed by eating prebiotic foods

Author: VANESSA CHALMERS Date: February 11, 2020 Prebiotics are a group of compounds that help boost the variety of gut bacteria Scientists fed mice prebiotics before analysing how they fought cancer They found more gut microorganisms, which bolsters the immune system With more immune cells to attack cancer, it stops the disease worsening The researchers […]

10 Signs of Heart Failure You Should Never Ignore, According to Doctors

Author: Elizabeth MillardDate: Feb 11, 2020 Shortness of breath, leg swelling, and weight gain could all be signs of trouble. There are two major heart attack symptoms that everyone is aware of: sudden and severe chest pain that feels like a clenched fist and pain radiating down the arm. But it’s possible other warning signs may have […]

Dietary and policy priorities to reduce the global crises of obesity and diabetes

Author: Dariush MozaffarianDate: January 1, 2020 The world faces a global nutrition crisis, most clearly evidenced by the twin pandemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Yet, substantial confusion and controversy exist about optimal dietary priorities and policy approaches to address these challenges. This paper reviews the evolution of nutritional evidence, emerging areas and […]

中國科學家以基因工程培育出全球首例「豬猴嵌合體」

Writer: KyleDate: December 25, 2019 中國科學院幹細胞與生殖學國家重點實驗室(State Key Laboratory of Stem Cell and Reproductive)的研究團隊,日前成功以基因工程培育出兩隻體內含有部分猴子細胞的實驗豬,但兩隻實驗豬皆在一週內死亡。團隊表示該計畫的最終目標是希望能在動物體內培育人體器官,以用於器官移植,但從該研究的結果來看,離此目標仍有很長的路要走。